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The Resource Radical passion : Ottilie Assing's reports from America and letters to Frederick Douglass, Ottilie Assing ; translated by Christoph Lohmann ; edited by Christoph Lohmann ; introduced by Christoph Lohmann

Radical passion : Ottilie Assing's reports from America and letters to Frederick Douglass, Ottilie Assing ; translated by Christoph Lohmann ; edited by Christoph Lohmann ; introduced by Christoph Lohmann

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Radical passion : Ottilie Assing's reports from America and letters to Frederick Douglass
Title
Radical passion
Title remainder
Ottilie Assing's reports from America and letters to Frederick Douglass
Statement of responsibility
Ottilie Assing ; translated by Christoph Lohmann ; edited by Christoph Lohmann ; introduced by Christoph Lohmann
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"Radical Passion examines eighty essays and reports on the United States (1852-1865) by the German-American journalist Ottilie Assing (1819-1884) along with twenty-seven extant letters from Assing to Frederick Douglass during the years 1870-1879. A keen and critical observer of the American scene before and during the Civil War, Assing was passionately commited to her personal freedom and to political and social equality for African Americans. For almost three decades, she and Frederick Douglass were close intellectual collaborators and lovers. The reports and essays, originally written in German, are presented in their first English translation; an introduction provides biographical background and historical context."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Assing, Ottilie
Dewey number
  • 973.8/092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
E449
LC item number
.A8 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1818-1895
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lohmann, Christoph K
  • Douglass, Frederick
Series statement
New directions in German American studies
Series volume
vol. 1
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  • Women abolitionists
  • Women social reformers
  • German American women
  • Antislavery movements
  • Abolitionists
  • African Americans
  • Assing, Ottilie
  • Douglass, Frederick
  • Assing, Ottilie
  • Douglass, Frederick
Label
Radical passion : Ottilie Assing's reports from America and letters to Frederick Douglass, Ottilie Assing ; translated by Christoph Lohmann ; edited by Christoph Lohmann ; introduced by Christoph Lohmann
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Reports and Essays, 1852-1865 -- 1. From Hamburg to New York -- 2. Schenectady -- Barnum -- Curiosities -- Life in a Republic -- Mrs. Trollope -- 3. The Tombs -- The Washington Exhibition -- Minstrels -- 4. From New York to Schenectady -- The Shakers -- 5. A Small Western Town -- 6. Winter Portrait of a Small Western Town -- 7. From West to East -- 8. An Antislavery Meeting -- 9. An Excursion to Sing Sing -- 10. Rambles Through New York -- 11. Colored People in New York -- 12. American Types: Women -- Irish -- Blacks -- Chinese -- Indians -- Gypsies -- 13. Preface to the German Translation of My Bondage and My Freedom -- 14. The Presidential Election and Slavery -- 15. The Election -- Art and Industry Exposition -- Women's Rights -- 16. Kansas and the Extension of Slavery -- 17. Wendell Phillips -- A "Gift Enterprise" -- 18. Hoboken -- 19. Meeting of the Antislavery Societies: Frederick Douglass -- 20. The Money Crisis -- Antislavery Movements -- 21. A Negro Colony in Canada -- 22. The Mayoral Election -- A Fugitive Slave -- 23. The Kansas Controversy -- Lola Montez -- Public Lectures -- 24. Revivals -- Women's Rights -- Female Dress Reform -- Women and Work -- 25. Feeding the Poor -- Penny Boardinghouses -- Emigration Ships -- 26. Opera -- Musard's Orchestra -- A Rogues' Gallery -- Barnum -- 27. Kansas -- Anniversaries -- 28. An Excommunication -- Slavery and the Germans -- 29. Malcontents -- Indians -- James Monroe -- A Marylander Without Slaves -- 30. A Captured Slave Ship -- Retreat of Reverend Brownlow -- 31. Revivals and Spiritualism -- 32. State and Congressional Election -- Slavery -- 33. New Efforts to Colonize the Negroes -- 34. Democrats Congratulated -- 35. Cuba -- Public Lectures -- Mount Vernon -- Buying a Slave's Freedom -- 36. A Fashionable Preacher -- 37. Anniversaries -- 38. Slave Trade -- Hatred of America -- 39. A Visit with Gerrit Smith -- 40. Frederick Douglass -- 41. The Insurrection at Harpers Ferry -- 42. The Aftermath of John Brown's Trial -- 43. John Brown's Execution and Its Consequences -- 44. Literary War of the North Against the South -- The Octoroon -- 45. Lecturers -- Painting -- The Cooper Institute -- 46. Mormonism -- Preparations for the Presidential Election -- 47. Presidential Candidates -- Anniversaries -- Humboldt's Letters -- 48. Election Prospects -- Southern Fear -- A Convention of Infidels -- 49. The Presidential Election -- Republicans and Democrats -- 50. Developments in the Southern Part of the Union -- 51. The Public Crisis -- 52. Outbreak of Hostilities -- Martial Spirit -- 53. The War -- 54. War -- Douglas's Death -- Missouri Germans -- A Black Hero -- Barnum -- 55. Civil War -- Fremont and the Government -- A Rogues' Gallery -- 56. War -- Slavery -- The Charleston Fire -- An Important Document -- 57. Slavery and Government -- Women and Slavery -- Soldiers -- Supplies -- 58. Drastic Change -- Southern Knighthood -- Executing a Slave Trader -- 59. The War -- The Slavery Question -- Color Prejudice -- 60. General Hunter and the Government -- Blacks -- The Homestead Bill -- 61. The Emancipation of Slaves -- 62. Consequences of War -- Congressional Elections -- McClellan -- 63. New Defeats -- Corruption -- Religious Conditions -- 64. Emancipation Proclamation -- Conditions in Mississippi -- 65. Humbug -- Psychology -- Dwarves -- Behavior of Negroes in the South -- 66. American Conditions -- Mob Rule -- 67. Colored Troops -- Cost Increases -- Luxury -- Worker Unrest -- Bloomerism -- 68. Anniversary of the Anti -- Slavery Society -- 69. Effects of War on Social Conditions and on Slavery -- 70. A Negro Regiment -- Radical Germans -- 71. The Presidential Election -- 72. The Presidential Election -- 73. Christmas and New Year's -- Slavery -- Everett -- A New German Book -- 74. The Constitutional Abolition of Slavery -- 75. A Public Celebration -- Corruption -- 76. Thrills of Victory and Depths of Mourning -- 77. The Trial -- A Funeral Procession -- Reconstruction -- 78. Lincoln's Assassins -- Jefferson Davis -- Emancipation -- 79. Presidential Policies -- Persecution of Negroes -- Embittered Southerners -- 80. Victorious South -- Half- and Whole-hearted -- Black Literary Institute -- App. Letters to Frederick Douglass, 1870-1879
Control code
40912602
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxxvii, 378 pages
Isbn
9780820445267
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
99020055
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Radical passion : Ottilie Assing's reports from America and letters to Frederick Douglass, Ottilie Assing ; translated by Christoph Lohmann ; edited by Christoph Lohmann ; introduced by Christoph Lohmann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Reports and Essays, 1852-1865 -- 1. From Hamburg to New York -- 2. Schenectady -- Barnum -- Curiosities -- Life in a Republic -- Mrs. Trollope -- 3. The Tombs -- The Washington Exhibition -- Minstrels -- 4. From New York to Schenectady -- The Shakers -- 5. A Small Western Town -- 6. Winter Portrait of a Small Western Town -- 7. From West to East -- 8. An Antislavery Meeting -- 9. An Excursion to Sing Sing -- 10. Rambles Through New York -- 11. Colored People in New York -- 12. American Types: Women -- Irish -- Blacks -- Chinese -- Indians -- Gypsies -- 13. Preface to the German Translation of My Bondage and My Freedom -- 14. The Presidential Election and Slavery -- 15. The Election -- Art and Industry Exposition -- Women's Rights -- 16. Kansas and the Extension of Slavery -- 17. Wendell Phillips -- A "Gift Enterprise" -- 18. Hoboken -- 19. Meeting of the Antislavery Societies: Frederick Douglass -- 20. The Money Crisis -- Antislavery Movements -- 21. A Negro Colony in Canada -- 22. The Mayoral Election -- A Fugitive Slave -- 23. The Kansas Controversy -- Lola Montez -- Public Lectures -- 24. Revivals -- Women's Rights -- Female Dress Reform -- Women and Work -- 25. Feeding the Poor -- Penny Boardinghouses -- Emigration Ships -- 26. Opera -- Musard's Orchestra -- A Rogues' Gallery -- Barnum -- 27. Kansas -- Anniversaries -- 28. An Excommunication -- Slavery and the Germans -- 29. Malcontents -- Indians -- James Monroe -- A Marylander Without Slaves -- 30. A Captured Slave Ship -- Retreat of Reverend Brownlow -- 31. Revivals and Spiritualism -- 32. State and Congressional Election -- Slavery -- 33. New Efforts to Colonize the Negroes -- 34. Democrats Congratulated -- 35. Cuba -- Public Lectures -- Mount Vernon -- Buying a Slave's Freedom -- 36. A Fashionable Preacher -- 37. Anniversaries -- 38. Slave Trade -- Hatred of America -- 39. A Visit with Gerrit Smith -- 40. Frederick Douglass -- 41. The Insurrection at Harpers Ferry -- 42. The Aftermath of John Brown's Trial -- 43. John Brown's Execution and Its Consequences -- 44. Literary War of the North Against the South -- The Octoroon -- 45. Lecturers -- Painting -- The Cooper Institute -- 46. Mormonism -- Preparations for the Presidential Election -- 47. Presidential Candidates -- Anniversaries -- Humboldt's Letters -- 48. Election Prospects -- Southern Fear -- A Convention of Infidels -- 49. The Presidential Election -- Republicans and Democrats -- 50. Developments in the Southern Part of the Union -- 51. The Public Crisis -- 52. Outbreak of Hostilities -- Martial Spirit -- 53. The War -- 54. War -- Douglas's Death -- Missouri Germans -- A Black Hero -- Barnum -- 55. Civil War -- Fremont and the Government -- A Rogues' Gallery -- 56. War -- Slavery -- The Charleston Fire -- An Important Document -- 57. Slavery and Government -- Women and Slavery -- Soldiers -- Supplies -- 58. Drastic Change -- Southern Knighthood -- Executing a Slave Trader -- 59. The War -- The Slavery Question -- Color Prejudice -- 60. General Hunter and the Government -- Blacks -- The Homestead Bill -- 61. The Emancipation of Slaves -- 62. Consequences of War -- Congressional Elections -- McClellan -- 63. New Defeats -- Corruption -- Religious Conditions -- 64. Emancipation Proclamation -- Conditions in Mississippi -- 65. Humbug -- Psychology -- Dwarves -- Behavior of Negroes in the South -- 66. American Conditions -- Mob Rule -- 67. Colored Troops -- Cost Increases -- Luxury -- Worker Unrest -- Bloomerism -- 68. Anniversary of the Anti -- Slavery Society -- 69. Effects of War on Social Conditions and on Slavery -- 70. A Negro Regiment -- Radical Germans -- 71. The Presidential Election -- 72. The Presidential Election -- 73. Christmas and New Year's -- Slavery -- Everett -- A New German Book -- 74. The Constitutional Abolition of Slavery -- 75. A Public Celebration -- Corruption -- 76. Thrills of Victory and Depths of Mourning -- 77. The Trial -- A Funeral Procession -- Reconstruction -- 78. Lincoln's Assassins -- Jefferson Davis -- Emancipation -- 79. Presidential Policies -- Persecution of Negroes -- Embittered Southerners -- 80. Victorious South -- Half- and Whole-hearted -- Black Literary Institute -- App. Letters to Frederick Douglass, 1870-1879
Control code
40912602
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxxvii, 378 pages
Isbn
9780820445267
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
99020055
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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